Racing – Formula 1: Carlos Sainz Confirmed As Alonso’s Replacement

Carlos Sainz

Days after the two time World champion, Fernando Alonso announced his retirement, Team McLaren signed Carlos Sainz as his replacement for the 2019 season.

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Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro, popularly known as Carlos Sainz Jr., is a Spanish national and a Formula One racing driver. Also, he is the son of the former double World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz.

Sainz is currently 23 years of age, and right now is on loan at Renault from Red Bull.

Regarding his decision of joining McLaren, Carlos Sainz termed it as his ‘childhood dream’ and also said:

I’ve been a McLaren fan for as long as I can remember,

It’s a great name in the sport with an incredible heritage, and the list of drivers that have raced for McLaren over the years are among the heroes of Formula 1.

Fernando is of course one of them, so it’s particularly special that I’ll be taking his seat as part of the next generation of Spanish racing drivers behind the wheel of a McLaren.

On the other hand, the chief executive of McLaren Racing, Zak Brown also termed Sainz as the perfect blend of youth and experience, and also termed him as the next generation of young talent.

After the Hungarian Grand Prix, Carlos Sainz sits eleventh in the driver’s title standings with a total of thirty points, with his best race coming off in 2017, for Toro Rosso where he took the fourth position.

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